If my adult child lives in a residential facility are there limits to visitation?
The only limits to visitation are those that the family or legal guardian imposes. You are welcome to visit anytime, but we encourage you to call to make sure your son or daughter will be home.
Can I take my adult son/daughter home on weekends and holidays?
Yes, but if your son/daughter lives in an Intermediate Care Facility there is a requirement to notify and receive prior authorization from Department of Job and Family Services for leave days that exceed 30 in one year.
If my adult child lives in a residential facility is there any cost to the family?
No. Typically, the needs of the individual are covered through the services they are eligible to receive. There would be no out-of pocket expense to family for needs that are related to health and safety.
Who makes sure my son/daughter gets to
WLRS has a health department that schedules appointments and then
assists individuals in getting to their appointments if it is authorized
in the IP. Written updates of every appointment are sent to family. Families
may attend appointments if they choose and efforts will be made to make
sure they are scheduled so to meet family’s availability if this
is the case.
Who will keep me informed about what is going on in my son/daughter's life.
Regardless of what kind of environment your son/daughter lives in there is a person who is designated to make sure that you receive all pertinent information regarding your son/daughter.
Does WLRS provide services or placement
At this time our residential facilities do not serve children less
than 18 years of age. We do, however have a respite program that provides
short term stays for children as well as an extended day program providing
supervision before and after school.
How do waiting lists work?
There are different waiting lists for different types of living
arrangements. The Wood County Board of MRDD manages and administers
the waiting lists. People are added to the list in the order they apply.
As openings become available, or as waivers are made available, individuals
are contacted based on their place on the waiting list.
What kind of training do staff receive
before they work with my son/daughter
Our staff receive extensive training in the areas of behavior support,
resident rights & responsibilities, driving & vehicle safety,
fire safety & emergency response, CPR, First Aid, delegated nursing/med
pass training, specific orientation to the site where they will be working,
individual orientation to the people they will work with. See the link
on Orientation under Employment.
What kind of background checks are performed on potential staff
The following background checks and screenings are performed on
all new staff before they work in their position: drug testing, State
Nurse’s Aid registry (for abuse/neglect), State of Ohio Abuser Registry
(for abuse/neglect), Bureau of Criminal Identification, local Sheriff
check, driving history. If an employee has not lived in the state
of Ohio for three years then additional checks are performed.
Can my adult son/daughter keep seeing their
own primary care physician, dentist, or specialists?